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evening. in all, six men taken into custody. drugs and suspected drug money confiscated. >> we seized, with the help of partners, seized evidence, suggesting they were counterfeiting identification. >> police chief says the men were part of an emerging gang called brown pride. >> so when we see a group, whether it's 5, 10, 15, we're concerned. in this case, we're talking maybe a couple dozen people who have claimed they have involvement in the brown pride. so we're not talking about a sizable number. but it's always going to concern the police. >> reporter: police launched a full investigation into the brown pride gang earlier this year when brown pride graffiti was spray-painted on the walls. since then, police say seven teenagers have been arrested. >> students have been disciplined appropriately in connection with the graffiti. >> reporter: a spokesman says their cooperation has been successful and says they are
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work with this. >> we've had gang initiatives in our schools and have been expanding them for a while. we've put really an awareness to speak to responsible adults when they see incidents happen or issue be -- issues that they're not comfortable with. >> reporter: the six adult men who were arrested last night are all being held for deportation, pending criminal charges from the state of maryland. we're live in annapolis. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> okay, derek. the brown pride gang is active in the states originated in california. a ravens' linebacker is being charged. vic has more on this development. sergio kindle has yet to play. and the decision of a howard county judge will give him a chance to play that fall. this is video of him playing in the courtroom. kindle was stopped back on december 26th when an officer
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spotted him swerving. the linebacker's blood alcohol was more than double the legal limit. kindle admitted to having a drink while out in washington, d.c. today, he pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge. the judge ruled he had taken the necessary steps toward treatment. he was ordered to probation and can't drink alcohol during that time. >> kindle apologized to the court. he said he knows he is a role model and must use better judgment. more than hamp a dozen criminal -- half a dozen criminal charges against a popular maryland senator is dropped. but state senator u -- ulysses currie. >> this will either make getting a conviction a whole lot easier or it shows weakness in the federal case. >> reporter: state senator ulysses currie stands accused of giving shoppers food and pharmacy favors and special
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treatment in annapolis. federal investigators they say the store gave currie almost $2,000. >> i need to focus on my family, my child. you know, continue to focus on my constituents. >> reporter: now the state has dropped several highly debated corruption charges. currie still faces accusations of bribery and lying to investigators. he has stepped down as chair of the budget and taxation committee. but he is still on the panel which deals with budget. >> over the phone, he tells me he sees this as a major legal victory for his client. and now he's going to try to get the rest of the charges thrown out of court. >> at this point, it's not possible to know whether this is a victory for the defense, or whether this is simply going to make the government's job easier. >> reporter: legal expert andy levy says prosecutors may be
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stroteajically -- strategically streamlining their case. focusing on the bribery charges, which can be easier to prove in court. >> any time a large sum of money was paid to a politician, even though the government has the burden of proof, in practical terms, the burden shifts to the politician to explain why this money was paid. >> reporter: and now a federal judge will hear a defense motion to try to dismiss all of the charges coming up near the end of july. reporting live, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. back to you. >> if the case moves forward, it goes back to trial in december. scary moments for a firefighter, responding to a call in baltimore county. crews were at a home in dundalk for a report of smoke. that's when one of the firefighters started to experience some type of medical problem. he was rushed to bay view medical center. but we're told he'll be okay tonight. lacrosse players are
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sparking debate about zero tolerance policies. wjz is live at easton high. mike hellgren has a closer look at this case. hi, mike. >> reporter: hi, kai. the lacrosse team is practicing behind me now. one of the student his a multifunctioning piece of equipment like this. the school called it a dangerous weapon. the parents say the school administrators are taking this way too far. >> reporter: talbot county schools are under fire for suspending two easton high school lacrosse players, over equipment they kept in their bags to fix their sticks. laura dennis's son graham had a pen knife. they searched a team bus before heading to a game. he now faces jail time and damage to his permanent record. >> the police officer took him away in handcuffs and said, give us 40 minutes. they have to process him. so they did mug shots mug shots and fingerprinted. >> they took him away in handcuffs? >> i was able to pick him up from the police department 40 minutes later.
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>> reporter: the school classified the pocketknife as an explosive device. >> the school admin stra -- administrator stepped in. and i think the wheels came off at that point. i think a big mistake was made. >> they sent a statement saying that the criminal law does not have exception for -- exemption for any class of students. >> to charge him for having a deadly weapon for a two-inch pocket knife is ridiculous. >> maryland's state school board is taking a look at whether zero tolerance policies go too far. administrators' actions here are out of line and their sons have never been in trouble and have never intended to hide behind anyone. >> reporter: you can hide behind a zero-tolerance policy. but i do believe that common sense needs to be applied. and unfortunately, was not done in this instant. >> reporter: now, the students have taken their suspension.
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it's unclear what might happen next, though, with these charges. and we hope to talk to those students and have that tonight at 6:00. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> the school administrators say a team of staff members evaluated the case before making a decision about the punishment. the mighty mississippi shows its power. it has crested in memphis. but the damage is shocking. joel brown reports for wjz, with a look at the impact. >> reporter: some homes are almost completely under water in tuneica, mississippi. 700 residents of this town, an hour south of memphis had to evacuate. the damage is so bad, it's unlikely anyone would be able to move back. >> absolutely a disaster. the worst stuff i've ever seen. >> reporter: so far, flooding has hit low-lying communities hardest. memphis, which sits a little higher, remains dry. this part of the river is protected by 1200 miles of levee, mostly protected by soil. but the river could stay high
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for weeks, making it vulnerable. >> coming up, it's bad. going down, it's worse. because once it gets here, the longer is sits, the longer it becomes saturated. >> reporter: down river nnaches, mississippi, the river is 55 feet. it's the highest most locals have ever seen it. but this town has built its own barrier. as long as it doesn't rise above 70 feet, naches stays dry. the makeshift flood wall took time to build. they're racing to beat the water as it creeps closer to this historic hamlet of 19th century saloons and river boats. he grew up in this town and he's trying to save it. >> it's sort of a focal point. it's got the best views in the river. >> reporter: the river is expected to crest in naches in about 10 days. the people here hope the wall will be strong enough and will high enough to hold it back. joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: casino shutdowns
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in mississippi are expected to cost the state more than 12 million dollars a month. >> a much different story here in maryland. enjoyable temperatures out there tonight. a live look outside. lots of sunshine, as we move into the evening. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk has your updated coverage. bob? >> just delightful weather. and looks like it will probably continue all week long. building it or not. take a look at radar. high pressure siting to the west of us. ask that is governing our weather. dry conditions. the air is sinking. it's drying out. clear, cool, nice and pleasant warm days. in fact, look at this graphic. temperature-wise in the mid- 70s. most places, a few spots. ocean city at 66. everybody else in the low to mid-70s. you see that low pressure out across the upper midwest. looks like they'll stay there through the end of the week. maybe by saturday night, it will be close enough to bring us a scattered shower or thundershower. looks like now through friday evening, it will stay on the
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dry and pleasant side. the winner of the kentucky derby headed back to maryland tonight. a live look now at animal kingdom's training day. fair hill, cecil county. the kentucky derby winner is expected to arrive any minute now. we're keeping our eye on it. he will then start to prepare for the preakness stakes may 1st. the 3-year-old colt is the favorite to take the second jewel of the triple crown. but what a long shot he was for the kentucky derby. i think he was odds at 50-1. >> some people made a lot of money on him. >> that's for sure. is your smart phone watching you? tonight, how lawmakers purtding executive -- putting executives at google and hot seat. how did they get to bin laden? new details emerge. i'm alex demetrick. scientists asking your help to track down a foreign invader. is that story -- that story
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inside, the killing of osama bin laden. tonight, we're learning more about what happened when the commander in chief ordered the navy seals team to track down the leader. >> president obama reportedly mobilized three military teams for the raid on osama bin laden's hideout. according to the new york times, the president wanted to make sure his soldiers were capable of taking on the pakistani military if necessary. in addition to the navy seals, two other groups were reportedly standing by to either bury bin laden's body or interrogate the al qaeda leader if he was taken alive.
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a top u.s. military commander stationed in afghanistan says, bin laden's death could be a turning point for the war. he says insurgent whose see the recently released video of bin laden rocking back and forth may make them reconsider their fight. >> this was the number 1 guy for al qaeda. a lot of people to include the taliban, have this symbiotic relationship. and they're going to think twice now, why are we doing this? >> president obama may be bringing troops back to afghanistan this summer. but bin laden's death is raising new questions about the time frame. >> reporter: the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee cautions that the death of al qaeda's leader does not mean the threat is over. >> i don't know of any serious policy person who believes that a unilateral, precipitous withdrawal from afghanistan would somehow serve our interests or anybody's interests. >> reporter: senator john kerry says the u.s. should work towards having the smallest
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u.s. presence possible in afghanistan. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> massachusetts senator john kerry is headed to pakistan in the coming weeks. likely an attempt to ease the growing attentions between -- tensions between the u.s. and pakistan. it's a role he's played before at the request of the obama administration. the president will address the situation in pakistan and a host of other topics in a cbs news exclusive. don't miss the town hall meeting. if you have a question, you can ask it, go to to submit it. then be sure to watch the town hall, exclusively here on wjz thursday morning at 8:00. if you're waiting for somebody to get home from work, let's check in on our roads now with kristy breslin. the harrisburg expressway could be a problem for you. we had delays from shawan to belfast. over on the west side inner loop, heavy congestion there there 95 to liberty road. and you're looking at another 20 minutes on the top side inner loop from the jones falls
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expressway to harford road. average speeds about 30 miles an hour. slow drive there. marriottsville road. still heavy congestion. northbound 895. from pulaski highway to that direction. and a couple of accidents to update you on. in towson, dulaney valley road. and over in the ellicott city area, main street at rogers avenue. let's now take a live look. you can see things definitely slow there at 29. and we'll take another live look. there is the beltway, just past the split for the jones falls expressway. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury, call 1-800-the firm, or you can visit them online for a free consultation. whether you're a commercial waterman or catch crabs off a duck, scientists at the smith sonian want your help. researchers say a foreign invader called the mitten crab is here.
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the worry is how fast they're reproducing. >> there are all kinds of ways to catch crabs. but over the past few years, odd ones have been turning up. >> we thought it was mud on the claws. then we saw it was fur. >> it was a chinese mitten crab. and it was sent to the research center south of annapolis. >> i put that piece of pipe in there to try to give them a place to hide. >> reporter: and finding them is critical, before they reproduce. >> and we're hoping that they won't, obviously. but there is potential for the population to get quite large. >> reporter: could be pretty ugly, in places where these creatures have gotten loose before they've clogged intake, they've increased erosion and fresh water streams where they've dug into the banks. >> the first mitten crab was in 2005 and likely arrived as a stowaway. >> hidden in the ballast water of ships. since then, the smith
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smithsonian has moved this. and unlike native blue crabs, they spent their lives in fresh water. >> we'd like them to photograph it. like them to go online and report where they caught it, when they caught it. >> reporter: the smith sonian has set up a special web center to track the invaders and their numbers. >> reporter: in places where there's a lot of mitten crabs and competition for space, like in china, they could travel as much as a thousand miles upstream. >> alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> the website to report mitten crabs can be found on click on the top of the home page. >> amazing. >> the same way the japanese beetles got here. invaders. let's take a look at temps. nice place to be. >> don't forget about the stink bugs. >> yes. stink bugs, too. stinkers. 76 degrees. look at the humidity. 22%. it's really gorgeous.
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north/northeast winds at 6. barometer holding steady. come back and take a look at more of this beautiful weather, yes, after this. ,,,, host: could switching to geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance? host: does the buck stop here? sfx: buck's blustery exhale. host: could switching to geico 15% or more on car insurance? host: does it take two to tango?
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derby is back on soil. >> inside the trailer that you see, the 3-year-old colt will now start to prepare for the preakness stakes. the second jewel, the triple crown, may 21 fort. something interesting for you folks interested in the stars. tomorrow morning, i know you are. the boat starts in your own right. but tomorrow morning, at 5:30 or so. 5:25 to 5:30. look to the east. you'll be able to see mercury, venus and mars all lined up. should be clear. pretty nice. particularly areas. particularly temperatures. what a beautiful day again. 74 now, oakland. 66, ocean city. we're at 76. the dew point way down to 35 degrees. dry air, comfortable conditions. 75 in elkton and d.c. now. locally, temperatures in the low to mid-70s.
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cool spot, by the water, annapolis and kent island at 69 degrees. winds now out of the north and northeast, generally, except for washington for some odd reason. most places will have a north, northeast wind. pretty light again tonight. temperatures, though, drop again back into the 40s and low 50s. comfortable night. kind of chilly, actually. and the sun just warms us up. beautiful afternoon. 76 here. in the 80s. just 90 degrees. detroit only 66. it's that contrast, very warm, compared to relatively cool, that's creating showers and some thundershowers across michigan. you see them up there. they pretty much evaporated as they move into this dry air mass over us. to the southwest of us, dry air along that border there. pretty much right where the warm front is. eventually, our weather will break down. it will probably take until saturday afternoon, before we see any of these showers in our
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region. yes, looks like it's going to hold for the rest of the week. can you believe that? looks like the warmth will stay to the west of us. we'll just stay on a cloudy note. sunday, monday, and tuesday will be much cooler. i don't think it will warm up here until next thursday or friday. and then we might be back in the low to mid-80s finally. east winds, 5 to 10 knots. pleasant temperatures to continue. bay temp, around 62 degrees. tonight, then, it will be clear for the most part. 46 by morn. morning. maybe 52 by downtown. and tomorrow, a lot of sun, just like today. pleasant conditions and light breeze. tomorrow's highs, about 74 degrees. normal high tomorrow is about 72. beautiful weather continues. really, really nice this time of year. slightly above average. just pleasant. >> yeah, the air field -- feels clean. reminder, this sunday, in the maple lawn community, wjz's mark viviano will be there.
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it starts at 8:00. for more information, can you go to maryland half or the race benefits the university of maryland, maryland and stewart green balm cancer center. and part of our continuing commitment, wjz is a proud sponsor. still ahead, a signing in annapolis gets nationwide attention. but is this the end of the road? this is about to pass for almost everyone who works for baltimore city schools who is not a teacher. i'm weijia jiang. i'll explain coming up. getting baltimore on the right track. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it is 5:28. 76 degrees and sunny. good evening. and thank you for staying with wjz's eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. maryland will soon allow illegal immigrants to pay in- state tuition. it's one of hundreds of bills signed into law by the governor today. wjz is live. pat warren has more on the support and the opposition to the idea. pat? >> reporter: that's right. governor o'malley always has the option of leaving a bill alone so it automatically becomes law. the sign that -- fact that he signed the dream act sends a message. >> immigrants and supporters packed the state house to witness the day the state recognizes them as "residents"
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it allow them to pay cheaper college tuition. >> i've been waiting for this moment for a long time. and it's finally here. >> reporter: governor o'malley puts his name on the dream act. >> this vote will allow us to have a more highly-educated work force in our state, which is good for all of us. [ applause ] >> i've been waiting for this moment a lot. and you know, everybody quits school because they can't afford it because international rates are really high. so we were waiting on these rates so tee we're can go to college. i can't wait. i'm so excited. >> reporter: but there are loudly-voiced objections. >> the state has to make up the money. and they're going to pake make it -- to make it on the backs of marylanders. there's no other way. >> they will force the issue to ballot. >> this issue of illegal immigrants getting in-state tuition is bad policy. it's bad for legal citizens. and i think in a time when education truly is important, these individuals need to
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pursue citizenship, then the education and the taxpayers paying for that is going to be a benefit. >> reporter: but for now, at least immigrant students and their supporters are satisfied they won the day. >> i think there are always going to be some people that opose any legislation. we're confident in the end what is common sense will prevail. and that the bill will be upheld. >> reporter: the new law takes effect in july, unless, of course, the petition drive stops it. back to you. >> and the first batch of petition signatures, more than 18,000 due by the end of june. >> is your smart phone too smart? that's the focus of a new congressional investigation. denise is in the newsroom with the story. denise? >> a senate panel opened hearings to investigate some ipads, iphones and droid phones secretly track their users' moves. most companies say smart phone
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users have control over whether or not they want to use gps on their device. but lawmakers raised serious concerns over how companies store that data and how the information is used. senator frankin is urging companies to tighten the security. >> today's hearing follows apple's admission that the iphone was storing location data for up to a year. a new union contract linked to baltimore schools is expected to be approved in just a few hours. and as weijia jiang reports in school watch, it doesn't involve any teachers. >> reporter: following a landmark deal, the board of school commissioners is expected to approve a new union contract for almost everyone else tuesday night. it gives benefits to para professionals like secretaries, accountants, human resource officers and others that work for the school system.
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>> they'll now treat them as the professionals they are for the work they do, treat them with respect and dignity. not just oh, well, you're here to do this job. >> reporter: this includes a series of annual salary increases. for many employees, it will be the first time they'll be linked to a union. the ceo says the new district moves closer to students with objective standards. >> we need to recognize this, be more effective. be more innovative, while at the same time, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to learn. >> reporter: dr. andres alonzo leads the way in a fresh series of change for the district. negotiations sparked controversy because pay raises are now based on student performance, not seniority. but ultimately, all play teres involved reached-- players involved reached an agreement.
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>> we are the most innovative union that there is. >> reporter: and the contract goes into effect immediately. it is also retroactive to the start of the 2010-2011 school year. >> all right. thank you. last year, they approved a union school contract. a national cell phone alert send out information in case of a terror attack or natural disaster. starting next year, all new phones will have a chip that allows the phone to receive a text message to alert of an emergency. a nationwide chip is expected next spring. charlie d'agata reports for wjz, the united nations says a humanitarian crisis is looming. >> reporter: nato warplanes bombarded tripoli early tuesday in the heaviest bombing of the
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libyan capital in weeks. witnesses said the air strikes targeted moammar gadhafi's compound and military buildings. nato commanders insist the precision-guided weapons they're using are keeping civilians out of harm's way. >> this is exactly the part of the building we wanted to hit. >> reporter: coalition leaders say the bombing will continue until all attacks against civilians stop. libyan forces return to bases. and humanitarian aid is allowed in. >> until those objectives are met, nato will continue to keep up the pressure on the gadhafi regime and its forces. >> reporter: gadhafi has not been seen in public since the 30th, when an air strike comes to kill his youngest son and three grandchildren. united nations is calling for the fighting that has ranged for months to stop. raged for months to stop. so food, water and medical supplies can reach those who desperately need it.
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>> widespread shortages are narrowing in which will impact gravely. >> reporter: but on the front line, rebels are determined to keep up their fight. and gadhafi's forces show no sign of backing down. charlie d'agata, wjz eyewitness news. >> the fighting has triggered an exodus of refugees. and the u.n. says hundreds have drowned after their overloaded boats capsized in the mediterranean sea. ford is now cooperating with the investigation into one of its top sellers. the government is expanding its investigation into the ford f150 pickup truck. they're looking into whether steel straps holding the fuel tank can corrode, break, and possibly spark a fire. the government says as many as 2.7 million f150 pickups from the 1997 to 2001 model years could be recalled. ford is urging concerned drivers to contact their dealer. a shift in the case tonight. police on new york's long
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island, say human remains discovered along an isolated stretch of beach may have been left there by more than one killer. elaine quijano has more on this continuing mystery. >> reporter: in the underbrush off the secluded stretch of beach on long island, new york, investigators have found 10 sets of human remains. and they now believe that multiple killers could be responsible for the murders. >> what is now very clear is that the area in and around gildo beach has been used to discard human remains for some period of time. >> reporter: while investigators once thought the murders were the work of a lone serial killer, police now say that the isolated area appears to be the site of a dumping ground, spanning several years. >> as distasteful and as disturbing as that is, there is no evidence that all of these remains are that of a single killer. >> among the most recent set of remains discovered was the head and hands of a missing woman
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named jessica taylor. taylor had been working as a prostitute in new york city when she disappeared. her torso was found 40 miles away in 2003. >> reporter: police believe that taylor's death and the man whose body has yet to be identified are unrelated to the other eight bodies found in the area. four of the women have been identified. all in their 20s who advertised escort services on craigs list and had been missing from as far back as 2007. >> i just know that he's a very sick individual. and he needs to be caught as soon as possible. >> reporter: one of the best leads continues to be the phone calls the man placed to the sister of one of the victims. but so far, investigators have not identified a suspect. elaineelaine quijano, cbs news, new york. >> investigators hope to keep the case in the spotlight. they say tips from the public could greatly help their investigation. bank of america customers may soon see a change in how they're charged overdraft fees.
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the bank plans to test a new program early next year. it will let customers accept the $35 overdraft fee when a debit transaction is used. microsoft is announcing a multibillion dollar deal. the company has agreed to buy skype, the video phone call service. the purchase will be the biggest and most expensive deal in microsoft's 36-year history. the $8.5 billion deal is microsoft's most aggressive move yet. skype has more than 160 million users worldwide. time now for a look at the baltimore sun. a look at how the preakness marketing efforts seem to be paying off. in search of the most decadently delicious foods in baltimore. and a profile of the new basketball coach, mark turnin. and a look at the updated forecast from the wjz first warning weather team. baltimore city is on the
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bottom of most lists when it comes to the health of its residents. today, it launched a new initiative to reverse course. outside city hall, under blue skies, a blueprint for a healthier city is unveiled. >> it details challenges and opportunities and offers a pathway to reach a destination we all desire. >> reporter: the blueprint is called healthy baltimore 2015. and it sets 10 goals to achieve by then, including access to quality healthcare, a city that is tobacco-free. redesigning communities communities to decrease obesity. just this year, the robert wood foundation ranked baltimore on the bottom for the health of its citizens. >> reporter: put simply, far too many baltimore residents are dying before their time. >> reporter: the city points to the high number of liquor stores and bars as a contributing factor. and it wants to reduce that number. >> we have over 35 liquor
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establishments in a 1500-acre area. that's one liquor store for every other block. >> reporter: baltimore's rate of smoking surpasses kentucky and west virginia. the two states tied for the highest percentage of smokers. so a new anti-smoking campaign will be rolled out. >> you may be tempted to take this elevator, but city officials want you to skip it. they have posted signs outside every elevator in city hall, encouraging you to take the stairs. >> getting us moving is part of the plan to cut heart disease among city residents by 10%. >> i believe those of us from the hospital and healthcare community must do more to provide better patient education and promote preventive healthcare services. >> so in the coming months and years, city residents will see more signs of healthy changes, including more access to cancer and diabetes screenings. don't miss the cbs evening news with katie couric, here's one of the stories they're
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working on. i'm anthony mason. can going back to school help you escape the job crisis? it worked for this illinois construction manager. our series, help wanted, getting america back to work. tonight on the cbs evening news with katie couric. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news, calling it quits, what led to the separation of maria shriver and arnold schwarzenegger. groundbreaking for the new towson university tiger arena. we'll take you inside what it will look like. i'm andrea fujii. that is just ahead on wjz eyewitness news. bob turk, first warning weather center. more on this perfect spring weather headed our way. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. here's today's report from wall street. ,, dry mouth is very common. a lot of people aren't really aware of it. water alone isn't a solution. dry mouth can have a profound effect. it can lead to bad breath, to tooth decay.
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breaking ground on a big project at towson university. construction just started today on a new athletic arena. >> reporter: after years of planning, construction will start on towson's tiger arena. right across from johnny unitas
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unitasium. this shows the $68 million facility will look like. >> this is the next logical step to have a true convocation area, where we could say it's graduations, concerts, cultural place. but also a place where first class athletics can be played. >> he wouldn't have missed the momentous occasion. >> it's huge. to have a new arena that is kind of your number 1 sales pitch. we can kind of upgrade your level of student athlete. >> reporter: though the smaller towson center had been home to the tigers for years, alicia mccreary looks forward to another one. >> we can do this. >> reporter: it was moved here because of neighbors' noise concern. >> reporter: but now, there's just excitement for the next phase in towson athletics. >> i think it will do a lot for
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us. especially in the community, and we're going to be taken more seriously. >> andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> once tiger arena is completed, the current arena is going to be used for sports practices. >> may want to get outside, be active. right now, very few clouds out there. could we see more of the same tomorrow. bob turk has our updated first warning weather. bob? >> absolutely. look at this forecast. tomorrow, a day just like today. just absolutely beautiful. temperatures in the 40s to the 50s. eventually, mid- to upper 50s to low 70s. by the time the day is said and done. and in the next five days, should stay dry. 76 thursday. 74 friday. right now, saturday may stay dry. but maybe a shower by saturday night. best chance coming on sunday for an afternoon shower or thundershower. temperatures again in the low 70s. kai? >> all right, bob. thank you. an unusual armed robbery in california. now, police are looking for a senior citizen who robbed a young mother on mother's day.
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>> she came up and said, excuse me, ma'am, i need your purse. and pointed the gun directly at me and took off. >> it was the scariest thing that has ever happened in my life. >> reporter: the victim is 9 months pregnant and says she was robbed outside a busy shopping center in broad daylight. she handed over her purse. and the elderly woman drove away. no one else was hurt. police believe their suspect is about 80 years old. a surprising split. former california governor arnold schwarzenegger and his wife maria shriver, say they are ending their 25-year marriage. kend i guess gib -- kendis gibson reports. >> reporter: maria shriver and arnold schwarzenegger looked cozy as they celebrated. but while schwarzenegger was wearing a wedding ring, shriver was not. now, the couple has announced they are separating after 25 years of marriage. in a joint statement, they say this has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us.
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we ask for compassion and respect from the media and the public. >> it was an unlikely union from the very beginning. he was a movie star and a staunch republican. she was a rising star on the network news and a kennedy. >> schwarzenegger. >> when schwarzenegger decided he wanted to run for governor of california, his wife first opposed the move. but she eventually supported his decision and was by his side during his two terms in office. >> reporter: the couple bought a multi-million-dollar house in this exclusive brentwood community nine years ago. they both lived here with their kids, until shriver moved out a few weeks ago. it's been four months since schwarzenegger left office. shriver eluded to growing pains as she transitions from first lady of california to private life in a video she posted on you tube in march. >> it's so stressful to not know what you're doing next. and i'd like to hear from other people who are in transition. >> reporter: the couple says they will continue to parent
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their four children as they work on the future of their relationship. >> reporter: kendis gibson, wjz eyewitness news. >> and this has been a tough year for shriver. her father, sargent shriver, died in january, here in maryland. almost two weeks after millions of people around the world watched them tie the knot, the royal newlyweds are on their honeymoon. palace officials confirmed the news today. but they are not saying where prince william and wife kate middleton are staying. but some say they are in a luxury resort in a villa. coming up, denise hassa an exclus -- has an exclusive look for us. top draft pick pleads guilty to drunk driving charges. new reaction. and they may be fun to play with. lasers, like this. these pointers, though, aimed at an aircraft at night, can be deadly. hear from a pilot who tertells
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us a terrifying story. i'll have that coming up. check in for these stories. we'll have all of the breaking news as well. coming up all new at 6:00. now, back to kai and mary. >> okay. thank you. and still to come on wjz eyewitness news. sports director mark viviano, live at the ballpark. >> hi, mark. >> the sports director had been the hurt. the hurt. jj hardy in the lineup. ,,,,,,,, [ male announcer ] want to achieve more with your money?
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mark viviano at the ballpark. they take on the seattle mariners to start a series tonight. birds trying to snap a four- game losing streak. they have their starting shortstop back. jj hardy is back from the disabled list. last time we saw him was more than a month ago. he pulled a muscle and rested for several weeks. then played in several minor league games to get ready for his return. he is looking forward to getting the o's back winning again. >> seems like it's been kind of a roller coaster in the way
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everyone has had their ups and downs. i think being away and looking from the outside looking in, i know it's a good team. and i think everyone still believes that. and i think we just need to turn around and be more consistent. >> i hope the feeling of getting back our shortstop, you know, we're projecting art was our shortstop and is going to be our short ston. we hope it gives us a feeling to being back to where we were. >> reporter: josh rube rupe is designated. more on the o's coming up next hour. plus, he'll hear -- we'll hear from immediate's basketball coach. he says an emotional farewell to the folks at texas a&m. we'll hear from mark duringin on eyewitness news. >> mark, thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news. the raid here in annapolis, met six gang members. i'm derek valcourt, the answers
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the kincaids live here. across the street, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max.
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coming up now on wjz eyewitness news. it's a crackdown. a string of arrests. what they were allegedly doing at area schools. i'm mike schuh in howard county. ravens' rookie sergio kendall pleads guilty to drunk driving. the prosecutor is surprised by the sentence. we'll tell you what happens on eyewitness news.
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zero tolerance. i'm mike hellgren. two lay -- two players were suspended for what they use on their fix. terrific tuesday. and it's getting better. stick around for the updated forecast. >> check near -- in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> wjz at 66 -- eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. controversial decision. lacrosse player suspended for using banned items to fix their sticks. one even arrested. >> tonight, did the school overreact in this case? >> reporter: hello, everyone. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. here's what people are talking about tonight. >>